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The field of candidates has been set for the June 10 City Election, with all those seeking terms filing petitions by the Friday, April 11, deadline at respective City offices. All candidates are vying for four-year terms. Incumbents Mark Simmons and Brenda Warren and newcomer Mike Thorstad are seeking two open West Fargo City Commission positions. Incumbent Kathy Scully will be running against newcomers Chris Heise and Todd Rheault for two open Park Board seats.
We've had a few really nice days this week, so I decided to sift through my drink recipes and share a few favorites in anticipation of outdoor entertaining when temperatures finally do hit the 70 and 80 degree range. Nothing is more refreshing than a pitcher of homemade lemonade, served up in a tall ice-filled glass. If you want to make your ice cubes even a little more decorative and flavorful, make your own instead of using the convenient icemaker ones, filling each with a fresh lemon twist before freezing.
West Fargo Police Chief Arland Rasmussen has always referred to department dispatchers as "unsung heroes" for the valuable role they play in responding to 911 emergency calls.
The West Fargo Park District is looking for your input and time is running out. They'd like to know how you feel about existing and future sports, fitness, recreation and aquatic spaces and programs. Therefore, they are inviting the public to complete an online survey by next Tuesday, April 15. To so do visit www.wfparks.org and select the survey. It will only take a few minutes of time but it will be well worth it.
Teal blue balloons soaring high against a sky blue backdrop were a fitting tribute as family and friends gathered for a celebration of life for Caroline Ruby Vetter, daughter of Tyler and Abigail Vetter, April 1, at Blessed Sacrament Church.
West Fargo City Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve first reading of a stricter smoking ban ordinance that will appear on the June 10 election ballot. The ordinance question will ask voters if smoking should be banned in bars, all parts of truck stops, and all public places rented to private parties, with a simple 'yes' or 'no' response. As currently written, the ordinance is tied to Fargo implementing a similar stricter ban.
This week I'm featuring four excellent recipes that incorporate a 'south of the border' flavor, thanks to the interesting mix of seasonings, green chilies and tortilla shells. All are absolutely delicious and relatively easy. The "Chicken Enchiladas" are fantastic and can easily be made ahead of time. I prepare them the night before, refrigerate them, and then add the creamy topping and cheese right before placing them in the oven. Doing it this way requires baking them a little longer, so keep your eye on them. Just make sure that they are piping hot through the middle.
Fifty years can sometimes pass way too rapidly, and nobody is more aware of this than members of the Fargo-Moorhead Toppers Car Club who are having a fantastic time finalizing last minute details of their 50th anniversary show, set for Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, at the Veterans Memorial Arena, located adjacent to West Fargo High School at 1201 7th Ave.
Several positions are open for candidate bids in West Fargo, Harwood, Horace, Mapleton and Reiles Acres in the June 10 Primary Election.
With spring now upon us, Kurt Lepird and his crew at The Silver Dollar are gearing up for a busy 'warm weather' season that will kick off with one of their biggest events of the year, the 10th Annual Charity Motorcycle Run, with proceeds benefiting the local Ronald McDonald houses. For those of you planning your calendars a little bit in advance, this popular event has been set for Saturday, May 24, with registration from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.